The fire department will finally get the funding it needs to repair its aging equipment.
Trustees passed a long-delayed bond Tuesday that included about $1.3 million dedicated to updating gear and infrastructure for the fire department. Mayor Demeza Delhomme said, in spite of the delays, “The fire department will be completely equipped.”
“When I was elected, I made a promise that I would get the job done. Despite us (the village board) fighting, I got it done,” Delhomme said.
Ken Sohlman, Spring Valley fire chief, expressed relief over the passage of the bond.
“I’m just happy they finally accepted it,” Sohlman said. “This will bring us up to safety compliance and give us the equipment we need to do our jobs.”
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